The Department of Social Work has helped Singapore win the bid to host the 2016 International Social Work Conference on Health and Mental Health. This important conference is held only every three years and attracts well over 1000 academics and practitioners. FASS Department Head Dr Rosaleen Ow co-chaired the bid which involved partners from the Medical Social Work (MSW) HealthCare Group and the Social Work Departments of NUS and the Singapore Institute of Management (SIM) University. The announcement was made on the 29th of June in Dublin as the President of Ireland, Ms Mary McAleese addressed the official opening of the conference. The proposed theme for the 8th round of the conference is “Enhancing Human Condition – Negotiating and Creating Change”.